As we drove north toward Taos a few days ago, I was so struck by this tree that I pled for a u-turn so I could save this image.

The stark gracefulness of this tree is stunning to me. It stands out in its uncovered–ness.

It is without adornment, yet is quite beautiful. It feels balanced and graceful. And strong. And long-lifed.

Perhaps l see some of me in this tree. Both as I am and as I wish to be.

I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth.” Louise Dickinson Rich

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